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  1. #1
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    Default 18 Months Old and Riding!

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    Cute pic but having a child that young out on a hunt seems a little unsafe.


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    Agreed.
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    I suspect he was just hilltopping on a very safe pony.


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    Cute, but I know I definitely wouldn't do that... 18 month olds don't have enough balance or control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tradewind View Post
    I suspect he was just hilltopping on a very safe pony.
    On of my trainer's students is a small person and started taking lessons on her own pony when she was about 4. She wore a safety vest because every time the pony shook, she would fall off. If the pony took a misstep, she would fall off. Does not matter how safe - still to dangerous, in my opinion.


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    Oh my lord...that pony is too adorable. I want him for my birthday.
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    Our daughter made her leadline debut at 19 mos. A month from her 3rd birthday, she came to Thanksgiving hunt in her teensie attire, well appointed & too cute for words. She sat on a horse for photo opps and then departed safe & sound with her grandparents. I cannot imagine her having gone out with us even if she had gone w/the hilltoppers.


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